Moorland Ballet Courses

Foundation – Level 1 (Age 11-14)

Level 1

Foundation

The Level 1 Foundation Course is the initial step in our comprehensive training programme designed to nurture young, aspiring classical ballet dancers between the ages of 11 and 14. This course focuses on providing students with a solid foundation in classical ballet technique and a creative, inspiring learning environment. Small class sizes ensure personalised attention, allowing for mentorship and individualised technique coaching.

 

Students receive daily, structured classical ballet instruction that forms the cornerstone of their training. Our experienced faculty guide students through the fundamental elements of classical ballet, from posture and alignment to basic movements and positions.

 

In addition to technical training, students begin to explore the artistic side of ballet. They learn to express themselves through dance, building on their creativity and understanding of musicality.

 

The course emphasises the development of coordination, balance, and a deep understanding of muscular engagement. Students work to cultivate an awareness of their bodies, allowing them to dance with grace and precision.

Proper posture and alignment are crucial in ballet. Students receive extensive instruction in these areas, ensuring they develop a strong and healthy foundation for their dance careers.

As students’ progress through the Foundation Course, they are encouraged to become self-motivated dancers. They develop the confidence to pursue their goals and embrace the challenges of classical ballet.

 

Students explore other dance styles like Contemporary, Jazz, Street, Latin, Character, and Flamenco through enhancement classes. They also engage in projects related to anatomy, nutrition, and dance studies, enhancing their overall knowledge of dance.

 

They also study, Level 2 Certificate in Vocational Graded Examination in Dance: Intermediate foundation and Level 3 Certificate in Vocational Graded Examination in Dance: Intermediate.

Education

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 is an integral part of the academic education journey. Students move from the Junior School into the Senior School and begin to adapt the rigours of a more challenging and independent education. Students are taught a wide range of subjects including English, Maths, Science, Religious Studies, Music, Art, Drama and Geography.

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The path to becoming a ballet dancer is one paved with years of dedication, to embark on this journey students should seek out inspirational mentors. Ballet is a discipline that transcends mere technical proficiency; it is an intricate art form characterised by its relentless pursuit of artistry and the passionate celebration of personal expression.

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Admissions

Dream • Dance • Develop

We are eagerly anticipating your arrival at Moorland International Ballet Academy, where we are excited to share our profound passion for ballet and education with you.

 

Admission to our Vocational Classical Ballet Study Programme is determined through a meticulous audition process, with placements contingent on individual talent and potential. We acknowledge that each student embarks on a unique journey and faces distinctive circumstances. Consequently, we welcome audition applications throughout the year, making it convenient for you to submit your application using our online form.

 

Our flexible approach enables us to extend audition invitations at times that best suit your needs and schedule, ensuring a personalized experience.

Artistic Director • Lynsey Kidd